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Filmmaker Spike Jonze wins Her lawsuit

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Apr 03, 2014 | 3:12pm EDT

Filmmaker Spike Jonze has emerged victorious in his legal battle with two writers who accused him of stealing the idea for his Oscar-winning Her script from their screenplay. Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender sued the director, claiming he ripped off their concept for a film called Belv, which they submitted to bosses at CAA, the agency which represents Jonze, in 2011. In the lawsuit, the pair outlined similarities between the two scripts, but a judge has disagreed with Gadh and Sender and dismissed their case. Her, which featured Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, was nominated for five Academy Awards earlier this year (14).

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